Following a group helps you become involved in your community. A group is a place for you to connect with people who share an interest. Groups can be about anything from human resources informational groups to after-work sports groups. People join a group to participate in discussions, keep track of the group-related documents, and remain aware of the group's activities.
There are four types of groups: open, members only, private, or secret. You can browse all open, members only, and private groups from the Places page to find groups of interest. Depending on how a group is set up, you may have to follow it before you can collaborate on content in that group.
To follow a group:
Click Places in the main navigation.
Select All in the left pane.
Use the filtering options to find groups that interest you. For example, typeaccountingin the Filter by text area to find all accounting-related groups.
Click the group title to open and look at the group. You won't see any secret groups here because you need a personal invitation to even know about secret groups.
Open groups allow you to follow and participate in them without joining them. However, for members-only and private groups, you must be invited to the group before being able to participate in them. After you Follow a group, you'll see updates from that group in your attention streams.